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The Associate Press reports that St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, where 11-year-old Barron Trump is a student, joined over 100 other schools in the D.C/Maryland area in an effort to pressure his father into supporting actual gun control measures.

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The letter, signed by the school and originally published in the Baltimore Sun, calls for stronger background checks and criticizes the Trump administration’s suggestion—already a reality in some states—that teachers carry guns.

We need a robust system of registration and background checks, with a particular eye toward weapons capable of rapidly firing a vast number of deadly shots. We need stronger mental health services and more effective communication among agencies responsible for the well-being of children, adults, and families. What we do not need is to arm our teachers with guns, which is dangerous and antithetical to our profession as educators.

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Just another uncomfortable day in the presumably very uncomfortable life of Barron Trump.

Ellie is a freelance writer and former senior writer at Jezebel. She is pursuing a master's degree in science journalism at Columbia University in the fall.

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